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Botox
24th November 2005, 08:38 AM
Hi all.
I have a Bondi iMac that appears to be dead. When the power button is pressed, the machine powers up briefly, even giving the start-up chime. Imediately after that, however, it switches off completely. I've swapped in a good Pram battery which made no difference. I suspect the logic board. Is there any other obvious culprit I should check before consigning this machine to spare parts department?

Thanks.

Byrd
24th November 2005, 09:00 AM
Most likely a dead analogue board - to test this, you can try to get the machine to boot by connecting an external monitor to it. This is located on the underside of the case, you have to remove a couple of screws and slide off the bottom plastic chassis.

If the iMac boots OK from here, you can safely assume the analogue board is dead. Best way to fix = find another working tray-loading iMac (perhaps one with a dead motherboard) and transfer the existing iMac board into this.

JB

Mac Aid
24th November 2005, 09:09 AM
As Byrd says, it's most likely the Analog board, and unfortunatly, you aren't that likely to find a good one, as this is what kills most iMacs.

Probably time for an upgrade anyway, right?

stevejay
24th November 2005, 09:19 AM
Finding a working analogue board may be out of the question, but give this...

- http://imac.pointinspace.com/

...a read, see if it inspires you ;)

Botox
24th November 2005, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by Mac Aid@Nov 24 2005, 09:09 AM


Probably time for an upgrade anyway, right?
Thanks for the quick responses. The machine in question in one of several old iMacs in one of our labs. The rest are still ticking over on 9.2, but, yeah, time for an upgrade!
Thanks again.

Mac Aid
25th November 2005, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by stevejay@Nov 24 2005, 09:19 AM
- http://imac.pointinspace.com/

...a read, see if it inspires you ;)
Nice... And a good way to recycle all those dead iMac G3s.